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Occupational Therapy

A path to gain entry to occupational therapy program.

General Entrance Requirements for OT Programs
Bachelor’s Degree
Prerequisite Courses (vary per institution)
Required Observation Hours (vary per institution)
Extracurricular Activities
Examples of Leadership
Strong Letters of Recommendation
Essay Writing 

MSU Pre-OT Advising 
One on One, individualized meetings. 
Navigating prerequisites for application into the professional schools of your choice.
Discussing plans for observation, campus involvement, letters of recommendation, and other competitive factors.
Set up periodic appointments once or twice a year to plan out a timeline for completion of prerequisites, observation, GRE testing, and professional school applications. 
Guidance with professional school resumes and personal statements.


For assistance in planning a pre-OT path at MSU, contact Claire Palmer 

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